SANATORIUM and Galerie Michael Schultz Berlin I Seoul I Beijing are showing in a joint exhibition under the title “Painted Images” four positions in contemporary painting from the program of the Galerie Michael Schultz.
When Kasimir Malewitsch showed his work “Black Square” on a white background for the first time in 1915, it was as if it was a period at the end of a sentence – a bold terminal point at the end of the art of painting. For a more intense reduction of colour and form is almost unimaginable, a further development of the art of painting would be unthinkable. And yet, the fascination of the art of painting has never waned.
In an environment, in which artists since Malewitsch have expanded and renewed their definition of art multiple times, have not occupied themselves exclusively with new art media such as photography and video, but defined intergeneric, experimental and conceptual forms of expression, the painting stands as a strong thesis over what is none-the-less possible. It is the fascination for the interaction of the painter's eye and hand, and for the relationship between the visible world and the painting, that doesn't let go of the artist and of the viewer. This fascination secures the art of painting its rightful place as the main discipline of the visual arts.